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Brookside Funeral Home - Champions

3410 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Wildred Joseph Lee III

October 18, 1972June 12, 2020
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Wildred Joseph Lee III (Joe) was born October 18, 1972 in Houston, Texas and passed away June 12, 2020.

Whenever your cheeks start to hurt from laughing so much, you know it will remind you of Joe. He loved life so very much and ensured everyone he encountered, left his presence smiling. He was the storyteller of the family, and would always laugh when sharing a memory with anyone. An avid Dallas Cowboy fan, he had no hesitation with hating on the Texans, or playfully calling people out as a “Losers!” Also, he was famous for ribbing people who lost to him in a game of dominos, but always in his own loving way.

His fondness of comedy movies (He owned ALL of the Tyler Perry Madea movies) and TV shows; his favorite show being "Psych", reflected in his personality of being entertaining and sharp. If you needed to know anything celebrity gossip related, look no further than Joe. He was more than willing to catch you up on the latest. Joe really loved watching scary movies with his siblings. As children, his sister Ungeanetta, decided to scare him by re-enacting a scene from Friday the 13th, which they happened to have just viewed together. She waited until he went to the restroom to hide under his bed. When he laid down to sleep, she grabbed his head from underneath the bed which resulted in Joe screaming to the top of his lungs as he thought it was the character Jason, from the movie. He loved to relay the story every chance he got and vowed to get Ungeanetta back.

Wherever he went, Joe was always happy, loud and the life of the party; his life goal was bringing people together. He took pride in his BBQ and would always say that his was the best. Once he was outside grilling when a storm erupted. He held on for dear life to an umbrella while covering himself and the grill- the umbrella kept breaking open. The kids were cracking up seeing how determined he was to get that umbrella to cooperate.

Barbara, Joe’s mother filled the house with great music, like Al Green and Marvin Gaye, but Joe also stuck to anything from the 80’s and 90’s; Prince, Michael Jackson, and Boyz II Men. His family knew him best, and NaNa, daddy’s girl, liked pointing out his guilty pleasures, like the TV show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. He would deny it, but they would laugh about it, because his kids and family were his life.

Joe would do anything to protect his family, and would offer great advice, like “GET LOW! If you hear someone breaking in” or say he would call his dad Walter to come over. He was the feisty one in the family, so growing up if you would hear someone yelling “Mama", it was only Joe messing with his siblings, and he would make you think he was tattling!! Ungeanetta was usually the only one who would step up to him. As Joe got older, if you ever saw someone wanting to fight him “Help the Bear!” is what he would say, him being the Bear, knowing full well that he was full of grit and ready to go. Joe would always have his own spin on saying things, one time when one of the kids wanted to go eat someplace where the wings were too expensive, he said “Those prices are higher than a giraffe’s neck!”, while someone else would just simply say “it’s too much”.

Joe’s children and family were his life and he loved them with all his heart. Remembrance in the way he lived will be eminent by how loving he was, and by how making others happy made him happy as well.

Joe is proceeded in death by his dad Walter Alexander Patterson Jr., and father Wildred Lee Jr.

He is leaves to cherish his memories his adoring mother Barbara Patterson; children Nikko Taylor, Joseph Lee, Nasya Lee, Elijah Lee, and two grandkids; siblings, Walter Patterson III, Kiron Patterson (Lori Patterson), Ungeanetta Lee-Richards, Walkesha Washington (Forris Washington), Precious Nunez (Jose Nunez); and several other relatives and friends.

Services

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    Thursday, June 25, 2020

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Damian Richards

June 26, 2020

Definitely gone too soon and I will keep your family in my prayers. Mema will have another angel watching over her now as you have gone home to see Walt Daddy. Don’t be too loud up there my brother and rest easy. Until we see each other again 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Tiffany Coffey

June 26, 2020

Joe always treated me like I was part of the family. I remember he was playing dominos and Kesha and Forris house, and my baby girl walked up to him disturbing the entire game. He hugged her and talked to her and treated her with love. But that is how Joe always had been, a loving person. My love and prayers are with the family during this time and always.

Marge Anderson

June 25, 2020

I was sadden to hear about the passing of your dear brother. My deepest , sincere sympathy goes to the family. When you miss him, search in your there you can feel him, be with him, embrace him. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Light & Love

Ronda Broussard

June 24, 2020

I’m really at a loss for words my friend. We said this year was the year we were going to get ourselves together. Although we’ve known each other for years these last four years we were closer my best friend we were supposed to be nursing home buddies 😂. I miss you already
Sweet sleep my friend
Love you for eternity,
Ronda😘

Tina Harrell

June 24, 2020

I remember I was the fastest on the street, When I removed my shoes, and ran barefoot, no one would catch me, or so I thought.

“Hey Tina lets race. “
“Joseph you know u can’t beat me. “
“ Well lets see , race me. “

That day Mr Joseph finally beat me fair and square. He was happy and I was in disbelief. I was no longer the fast person on Rainy River , Joseph was now the leader of the pack. We raced many times after that day and he won, majority of the time.

Don Eason

June 23, 2020

I remember when I met Joe, it was my first day going to Eisenhower...Joe liked my cousin, so he wanted to be my friend..lol..We were inseparable.. I was real close to his family..Especially Mrs P...I have alot of good memories with my friend. This broke my heat, especially since we hadn't been close for years..I will always love you Joe, and I cherish every moment we had..Im gonna miss you my friend!

Alonya Dickson

June 23, 2020

This one hurt me!
You were my kinda energy and stayed ready
to put me in my place while making me laugh at the same time. I’m gonna miss our frequent dominoes games and your trash talk. I’m so glad I got to experience knowing you and I’ll never forget the day Unge and I surprised you and you were speechless!
Rest easy 💕
Alonya

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